Southern Alberta

Lethbridge Police team to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

LETHBRIDGE – The community is invited to join the Lethbridge Police Service in this year’s Polar Plunge and make a splash for Special Olympics Alberta without having to dip a toe into icy waters.

The ‘BRRRothers in Blue’ team of Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh, Inspector Jason Dobirstein, Const. Braylon Hyggen and Police Commission Councillor Blaine Hyggen are accepting donations towards the Special Olympics fundraiser. The Polar Plunge is presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, of which Const. Hyggen is the provincial director.

Given restrictions surrounding COVID-19, this year’s event has been designated the 2021 Virtual Polar Plunge. In place of the usual group dip in one of the city’s frozen ponds, individuals and teams have been challenged to show their creativity and find fun, safe ways to do the plunge.

The Lethbridge Police team will take separate dips into an unheated ‘hot’ tub Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Due to public health measures, the event is not open to the public.

To make a pledge on behalf of the ‘BRRRothers in Blue,’ go to

For more information on the Polar Plunge, go to